Happy Purim~!! :-D

IMG_2933This Great Egret in breeding colors looks like he is wearing a neon green mask to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, which begins this evening~!!  

On Purim, Jews around the world commemorate their victory over the oppressive King Achashverosh and his evil minister Haman, who sought to annihilate the Jewish people in the city of Shushan in Persia, over 2000 years ago.

The many laws and traditions of Purim include listening to the Megillat (Book of) Esther, giving charity and gifts of food (Mishloach Manot) to others, and eating a festive meal. In addition, people dress up in costume to remind ourselves that things are not always what they seem, and sometimes miracles are disguised in everyday events.  For more about the Purim story, click here.

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